Recent Submissions

  • The state of the art - current critical research 

    Daalder, Joost (Continuum, New York, 2011-04-14)
    'The State of the Art - current critical research' appears as Chapter 3 in 'Women beware women: a critical guide', edited by Andrew Hiscock. Review from the website states: "This comprehensive collection of essays, beginning ...
  • The role of Diaphanta in 'The Changeling' 

    Daalder, Joost (Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1991-11)
    The chief function of Diaphanta in the play is to act as an example of a woman who becomes aware of the attractions of lust (in contrast to Beatrice), but is overwhelmed by it (in contrast to Isabella). There is thus a ...
  • The changeling 

    Middleton, Thomas; Rowley, William; Daalder, Joost (A&C Black, London, 2005)
    The Changeling, a play written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley in 1622, offers a picture of the operation of folly and madness within the mind. In doing so it explores 'abnormal' mental states. While the focus is ...
  • Breaking the Rules: Editorial Problems in Dekker and Middleton's "The Honest Whore, Part I". 

    Daalder, Joost; Telford Moore, Antony (Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1996)
    The immediate aim of this article is three-fold: to give a reappraisal of some of the most important evidence relating to the textual history of "The Honest Whore, Part I" (STC 6501, 6501a, 6502); to present new evidence ...
  • 'There's scarce a thing but is both loved and loathed': "The Changeling" I.i.91-129 

    Daalder, Joost; Telford Moore, Antony (Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis group, 1999)
    One of the most striking occurrences in the early scenes of Middleton and Rowley's "The Changeling" is Beatrice's extraordinarily vehement reaction to her father's servant, De Flores. The predominant point of Beatrice's ...
  • The Closet Drama in "The Changeling", V.iii 

    Daalder, Joost (University of Chicago Press, 1991)
    In act 5, scene 3 of Middleton and Rowley's "The Changeling", Alsemero, once fully convinced that Beatrice has been involved in murder and adultery, decides to lock her up in his 'closet', his small private room, which on ...
  • The Role of Isabella in "The Changeling" 

    Daalder, Joost (Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis group, 1992)
    The role of Isabella in "The Changeling" has received remarkably little attention. Even those very few critics who have been sympathetic to the sub plot of the play have in fact said very little about it, and therefore ...
  • Middleton and Rowley's "The Changeling" 

    Daalder, Joost; Telford Moore, Antony (Heldref Publications, 1998)
    Daalder and Moore focus on Act IV, ii, 89-103, and in particular Jasperino's comment "Like those that challenge interest in a woman" (line 102). The authors explore the possibility that the 'woman' described in this line ...
  • Folly and Madness in "The Changeling" 

    Daalder, Joost (Oxford University Press, 1988)
    The Challenge of "The Changeling" is, to put it bluntly, to discover what it is `about', and if despite much recent activity critics have not been able to provide us with a satisfactory answer that is because they have ...
  • 'Take Heed There's Giants Keep Em': "The Changeling" III.iii.178 and its Context 

    Daalder, Joost; Telford Moore, Antony (Oxford University Press, 1998)
    In Act III, scene iii of Middleton and Rowley's "The Changeling", Isabella, locked up in the asylum of her jealous husband, Alibius, and guarded by his 'man' Lollio, receives sexual attention first from Lollio, then ...
  • Perspectives of Madness in Twelfth Night 

    Daalder, Joost (Routledge Press, a part of the Taylor and Francis group, 1997)
    Shakespeare uses such words as 'mad' and 'madness' more often in Twelfth Night than in any of his other plays, so it is a reasonable assumption that he was interested in madness when he wrote it, and that this play will ...